Essay about Racial Theory, Policies, And Popular Reaction By Aline Heig

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Race in Latin America (1804-1920)

Race in Argentina and Cuba, 1880-1930: Theory, Policies, and Popular Reaction, by Aline Heig; In the Analysis of the writing of Sarmiento, Bunge, and Ingenieros; Heig explain the believe in the racial theory in Argentina and Cuba. She explained about the different treatments during those times in which the social and racial class it was divided. Cuba and Argentina it characterized by the separation of skin color. The Anglo-Saxon in Argentina and Cuba have the idea of superiority race and inferiority. However, Heig explain that the ideology of the Argentina culture is very similar because they believe in the white superiority and Indians and black inferiority.
In the case of Argentina, in the nineteen hundreds they belief that a new era did arrive because of the creation of electricity and new technology. The capitalism time brought some changes in the economic and intellectual thinking because White Argentina’s belief that they were part of the European civilization. Also, the elite was trying to maintain their economic and political power and they become with the idea of “progress” base on the idea of Positivism philosophy. For consequently, when the liberals ruled the country in the 19th century, they became with the idea of bringing people that it was more civilized than the Indians and blacks. According to the Immigration To Argentina - Support and Control of Immigration:

Article 25 of the 1853 Constitution reads: “The Federal…

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